Imagine, invent & build. The possibilities are infinite.Dianne B.

Welcome to the School of Art and Innovation. I am Dianne Brudnicki, owner and teacher, and I would like to tell you the story of a place that is like no other in the world of pre-college art and design education.

It all began over 20 years ago; a humble kitchen table serving as the surface where the very first students would come to gather and create an array of imaginative art built on their individual ideas. Soon these young artists were beginning to attract others as a result of the quality of their work and I had to expand the school.

The School of Art and Innovation is not what you would expect in an ordinary educational setting. As an artist and designer, I am most interested in discovering what each individual has to express through their art-making. This ideal became the foundation for a method of teaching that produces amazing results and authentic art pieces. My goal is to give students the opportunity to thrive in an environment that promotes innovative thought and offers the freedom to create their own new and diverse concepts.

Students are encouraged to develop their ideas for projects by engaging in writing, experimentation and sketching in their sketch books. Our legacy of excellence is apparent as students direct their ideas through thoughtful analysis, research and discussions on culture, literature and life experience. Students work with their choice of medium, or combination of mediums, in an independent studio setting to build and create projects that are completely self-directed. As their teacher, I work with them to enhance their mastery and guide them through the artistic process.

One of our key goals is to create projects that positively impact society through the collaborative efforts of students and influential partners. This process of pursuing social responsibility is a core value of our school. We have worked extensively with non-profits, municipal, civic and corporate organizations to bring creative enhancements to places that are in need of help or support. The students work together to problem solve and design solutions that result in community building. I encourage you to view our project slideshows to see all that we have done and discover what we are developing for the future.

Through their experience at the School of Art and Innovation, students have either been accepted or gone on to study at the following prestigious schools: USC, MIT, Emory, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Berklee College of Music, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Parsons New School of Design, Art Center, California College of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, CalPoly Technical College, and Occidental. Many students have been awarded merit scholarships based on their outstanding portfolios, including scholarship packages ranging from $75,000 to $224,000.

As with all great ideas that start with a humble thought or possibility…we have become high-level creators, thinkers and innovators of the future. At the School of Art and Innovation there are no limits to ideas. This is a place where imagination is fostered and innovation happens. I invite you to look through our website and see what our students are discovering as they build their own futures and careers.

Dianne B.